Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi is a senior at MIT studying Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science. She envisions a world where quality healthcare is accessible to all, and plans to focus on health in developing countries with an emphasis on innovative digital tools. Her interest in development has taken her to South Africa and Colombia while at MIT. Adedoyin has served as a director of a free summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer, advisor to the President of MIT, EMT on the MIT Ambulance, and Black Students’ Union secretary. Adedoyin is from the United States.
Aizhan Omirzak will graduate with Honors from the Nazarbayev University with a double degree in Economics and Political Science and International Relations in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she has been the president of the Model United Nations society. She has previously interned at various international organizations in Kazakhstan, including UNICEF and the European Project in Kazakhstan. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in international development organization, focusing on Asian regional development. By participating in the Schwarzman Scholars program, Aizhan hopes to expand her knowledge about opportunities and challenges associated with deepening Asian integration. Aizhan is from Kazakhstan.
National Taiwan University
Cheng-hsuan (Albert) Li earned a bachelor's degree in Political Theory from National Taiwan University and previously served as a secretary in Taichung City Government. He has public participation experience through internships with a political party, local government, and central legislation, and has organized election campaigns in central legislator, mayoral, and presidential elections. Enlightened by his work in a business incubator, his ambition is to introduce technology and organizational innovation into politics. He recently coordinated an online to offline system for tour guidance at the 2018 World Flora Exposition in Taichung. Albert is from Taiwan, China.
City, University of London
Alexander Scharrer graduated with first-class honours from Cass Business School in London and was selected as one of the Top 10 Economics and Finance students in the United Kingdom. He has held several roles in investment banking and spent the past three years working for Goldman Sachs. Alexander completed his civilian service at the Austrian Red Cross and volunteered for humanitarian projects. Passionate about ethical technology, he represented his university at European Tech conferences and aspires to become a leader in the field of beneficial Artificial Intelligence. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship he hopes to build long-lasting connections in China and help facilitate discussions on AI ethics. Alexander is from Austria.
New York University
Alioune Fall is the Program Manager of the African Leadership University’s Center for Leadership and a U.K. Higher Education Academy Fellow. He was a Leadership Faculty Member at ALU for the two years following his graduation from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) with honors in Economics. At NYUAD, Alioune co-founded and co-chaired the African Studies Symposium Series, and was Founding Head of Curriculum Design for the Boys Education Network leadership program. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Alioune plans to further explore ways to best equip global changemakers as they take on twenty-first century challenges. Alioune is from Senegal.
Amara Majeed is a Brown University graduate and founder of both The Hijab Project and The Muslim Youth Network. Much of her time has been in policymaking spheres with the Department of Education, United Nations, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Witness Against Torture. After an incident of being falsely identified, Majeed is interested in producing research assessing the viability of state use of facial recognition technology in counterterror efforts. She has been named by BBC as one of the Most Inspiring Women of the Year and featured on Good Morning America’s “Powerful Women” series. Amara is from the United States.
University of Glasgow
Ameer Ibrahim is a master’s student at The University of Edinburgh pursuing an M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He completed his undergraduate at The University of Glasgow in Accountancy and Finance. Following graduation from Glasgow, he worked within the financial sector at PwC further developing his business acumen. His accolades include Student President at Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council. He has extensive work and leadership experience overseas in China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, and across Europe. Ameer has professional experience within corporate governance, which he strives to develop in his future career. Ameer is from Scotland, United Kingdom.
King's College London
András Volom is the founder of Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG), a non-profit strengthening partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Eastern Europe. An advocate for future generations, he served as the first Youth Delegate of Hungary to the UN, the EU Youth Delegate to G7, and a Young Representative at the Council of Europe. Currently, he is the Curator of Global Shapers in Budapest, a community initiated by the World Economic Forum. András has graduated from King’s College London with distinction in International Relations, examining connections between identity politics and international cooperation. András is from Hungary.
University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Howard will graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in Economics and concentrations in Finance and Statistics. He serves as President of the Wharton Dean’s Advisory Board, Director for the International Affairs Association, and a scholar for the Penn-Wharton Public Policy Initiative. Andrew is passionate about the intersection of public policy, technology, and finance, which he has pursued through internships with Goldman Sachs, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and the Securities & Exchange Commission. He hopes to use his experience as a Schwarzman Scholar to build a global network of innovative entrepreneurs. Andrew is from the United States.
Anirudh Suresh will graduate from Harvard University with a bachelor's in Mathematics and master's in Computer Science. Anirudh is passionate about artificial intelligence, which he has leveraged through published research in Bayesian learning and internships in quantitative finance. He promotes intercultural learning as Secretary-General of WorldMUN and through the Harvard Association for U.S.-China Relations. Anirudh loves postcolonial literature and basketball, even volunteering with an elementary-school basketball-based enrichment program. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Anirudh aims to learn from China’s burgeoning AI industry to develop socially accepted and relevant AI. Anirudh is from the United States.
London School of Economics and Political Science
Anneke Maxi Pethö-Schramm is currently a McKinsey Global Institute fellow in San Francisco, researching technology and innovation. As a consultant with McKinsey, she most recently served as a junior engagement manager for the digital transformation of public services for a European government. Maxi headed the German delegation to the 2017 G7 Youth Summit, where she negotiated recommendations on innovation with her counterparts from across the world. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a first-class honors degree in Management. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Maxi plans to explore China’s technological advancement and innovation ecosystem. Maxi is 24 years old and from Germany.
New York University
Anqi Xu is a graduate student from Stanford University at the Center of East Asian Studies. While studying at Stanford, she is the Editorial Director of Arts and Director of Art Projects at Huasheng Media, overseeing ten company titles, including the China editions of Wallpaper, the New York Times T Magazine, and WSJ Magazine. Prior to Stanford, Anqi graduated summa cum laude from the Departments of Art History and Comparative Literature at New York University. She served as Project Manager at the artist Cai Guo-Qiang's studio in New York before joining Stanford and Huasheng Media. Her professional experiences also include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society. Anqi is from China
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aviv Nesher is a sustainable & circular fashion consultant. Her work revolves around integrating sustainable practices within the fashion industry, and policy development that generates sustainable impact. She works at the intersections of environmental action, trend analysis, and capacity-building while emphasizing justice and equity. Aviv currently advises start-ups, established brands and trade organizations interested in improving their sourcing, manufacturing, and labor practices. Aviv’s goal is to help build resilient businesses, while minimizing their environmental impact. She is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a United World College alumna, and a Huayu Scholarship recipient. Aviv is from Israel.
Ayano Sasaki studied Law at Kyushu University. She spent a year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong on a Bai Xian scholarship, where she studied social science focusing on China studies. She has worked for relationships between Japan, the United States, and Korea through serving as vice-chair of 70th Japan and America Student Conference and a leader of delegation of JENESYS JAPAN-KOREA Youth Exchange Program. She also attended One Young World 2019 as a representative of Japan. She was awarded by the president of Kyushu University for her leadership experiences. Ayano is from Japan.
Universidad de San Andres
Bianca Carpinelli studied International Relations at San Andrés University in Buenos Aires. She advises the Deputy Secretary of Nuclear Energy in Argentina in International Affairs and is working on nuclear civil projects, bilateral relations and the active articulation with International Organizations. Bianca serves as the Argentinean delegate at the Nuclear Suppliers Group dealing with nuclear materials export control. In 2019 she was awarded a scholarship to specialize in non-proliferation, disarmament and nuclear security. Currently, she is leading the Global and Latin-American Youth Group that will work towards the 2020 Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Revision Conference. Bianca is from Argentina.
Caitlene Hillman studied Economics and Finance at Griffith University as an Honours College Scholar. Recognized by the Australian Financial Review as a Top 100 Future Scholar and a former recipient of an Asia Futures Fellowship, Caitlene also served as co-founder and Vice President of the Griffith Economics Student Society, and Vice President of the Griffith University Commerce Society. She also volunteers as a tutor for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mentors high school students in the Youth Leaders of Positive Change program that is centred on embracing diversity and multiculturalism. She plans to gain the skill-set requisite to create innovative policy and commercial solutions to improve social welfare and drive socioeconomic development. Caitlene is from Australia.
Charlie Berman will graduate from Duke University with a degree in Visual Media Studies and Chinese. His interests in visual arts, technology, and culture led him to attend film school and produce documentaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He helped bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cultures while working at Relay, a video startup in Shanghai, to create works for some of China's largest companies. He explored the other end of this relationship in San Francisco as a China Campaign Strategist and Creative Intern at Indiegogo. At Duke, Charlie is the Director of Media for Duke Sport Clubs and president of the table tennis team. Charlie is from the United States.
University of Southern California
Christopher Carpenter graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California where he earned B.A. degrees in Film & Television Production and Cognitive Science. He has consulted with and produced media for organizations in Japan, Kenya, India, and other nations, measuring impact to inform policy. Christopher produced and directed “The Happiness Diaries,” a documentary series exploring the Government of Delhi’s Happiness Curriculum initiative. Christopher held the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, the Global East Asia Fellowship for Study in China, and has led service trips to Thailand. Christopher is from the United States.
Christopher Li graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Chris is currently a research assistant at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he works with Graham Allison and Secretary Ash Carter on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and technology. At Harvard, Chris conducted research in a stem cell lab and was special assistant for life sciences strategy in the Office of the Provost. He is a graduate of the Hertog War Studies Program at the Institute for the Study of War. Chris is from the United States.
Christopher Vassallo will graduate from Harvard University with an A.B. in History and minor in Economics. At Harvard, he is the undergraduate research affiliate for the Applied History Project and a teaching fellow for Intermediate Macroeconomics. He was editorial intern for Foreign Affairs, where his work was published by the Council on Foreign Relations. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Chris hopes to explore Chinese perspectives on US foreign policy to help navigate the rise of China. In his spare time, he loves to golf, read the New Yorker, and support the Yankees. Chris is from the United States.